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New book: Philosophising the Occult

Philosophising the Occult Avicennan Psychology and 'The Hidden Secret' of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzīby: Michael Noble Was it mere encyclopedism that motivated Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (d.1210), one of the most influential Islamic theologians of the twelfth century, to theorize on astral…

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New book: Debating the Stars in the Italian Renaissance

Debating the Stars in the Italian Renaissance: Giovanni Pico della Mirandola's Disputationes adversus astrologiam divinatricem and Its Reception by Ovanes Akopyan In Debating the Stars, Ovanes Akopyan sheds new light on the astrological controversies that arose in the late fifteenth and early…

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Contingency and astrology

Book: Contingency and Natural Order in Early Modern Science ​This volume considers contingency as a historical category resulting from the combination of various intellectual elements – epistemological, philosophical, material, as well as theological and, broadly speaking, intellectual. With contributions ranging from…

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